However, the validity of subsequent agreements is more uncertain. For example, marriage contracts that purport to regulate the amount of support that one spouse pays to the other during the marriage have generally been declared invalid in the past. See e.B Fincham v. Fincham, 160 Kan. 683 (1946); Hilbert v. Hilbert, 168 Md. 364 (1935) (marriage contract invalid because it provides that neither party would require alimony or attorneys` fees in the event of separation). Most Arab and Islamic nations have a marriage contract, traditionally known as aqd qeran, aqd nikkah or aqd zawaj, which has long been established as an integral part of an Islamic marriage and is signed at marriage. In Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, this treaty is widely known as Katb el-Kitab. Section 19 of the Marriage Act 2001 provides: “To the extent that property acquired during the period during which it appears in the marriage contract and matrimonial property is concerned, the husband and wife may agree whether it is to be in separate possession, co-ownership or partly in separate possession and partly in co-ownership. The agreement must be in writing.

Sections 17 and 18 of this Act apply to the absence of such an agreement or to a vague agreement. The agreement between the husband and wife on the property acquired during the marriage contract and on matrimonial property is binding on both parties. If, as the third party knows, the husband and wife agree to separately own their property acquired during their married life, the debt owed by the husband or wife to another person is paid from the property he owns separately. In 2003, China`s Supreme Court ruled that the types of property that could be the subject of a marriage contract included a party`s capital gains, housing allowances, insurance, unemployment benefits, and income from intellectual property rights. MARRIAGE CONTRACTS IN DENMARK Marriage contracts are allowed in Denmark. . . .